The early career of Dick Seeger, influential artist, craftsman and gallerist is re-examined fifty years later. Known for his innovative approach to plastics as an art medium (often for architectural application), Seeger became an important figure in Scottsdale’s mid-century art and architecture community but until now his story has gone untold. 28 pages of vintage photographs and original documents provide a glimpse of his work, his remarkable gallery and his associates, Paolo Soleri and Lloyd Kiva New in particular. A sense of Scottsdale at the time emerges, when young lions of desert modernism like Charles Loloma, Ray Graves, Ben Goo, Kiva and Soleri first walked its streets.
The first volume in a series of art investigations by Dave Hampton.
Collector, researcher, and artist representative, Hampton is involved in the study of mid-century art, craft and architecture from California and the Southwest - particularly communities of artists in San Diego, Long Beach, the Bay Area, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii. He has launched an Art Investigations Series in order to share stories of influential but relatively obscure artists, their work, and the scenes they created.
Pouring Metal in the South Bay Published November 18, 2008